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The Unquomonk 

Published by the Students of the Williamsburg High School 
Williamsburg, Massachusetts, June 1916 

Editors in Chief 

Jennie Kiely Pearl Anderson 

Associate Editors 

Belle Bates Miss A. T. Dumphy 

Clarence Larkin Ruth Brooks 

Fay Page Thomas Wells 

Meverette Smith 


We are very glad to be able to place the first number of the "Un- 
quomonk" before our patrons. We have done our best to make it a 
successful issue although there has been some little trouble to get suit- 
able material as it always takes time to get people intersted in such a 
new thing. But we hope that if the paper is continued next year there 
will not be any such hinderances. We feel sure that, after seeing their 
schoolmates' names in print each one will be desirous of seeing his or 
her name also and will take a greater interest in it. We have put in a 
great deal of the news of the whole year because we felt that, this being 
the only number of 1916 it would be well that it contain much which 
could remain as a reminder of the whole happy year to those going out of 
the school life this June, and would give to those interested in W. H. S. 
a little resume of the work and play engaged in during the school year. 


"Oh what is so rare as a day in June, 
Then, if ever, come perfect days." 

'Tis early morning in the meadows. The air is clear and sparkling 
and flooded with glorious sunshine. The trees cast long green shadows 
westward on the dewy grass. A stiff little breeze blows from the west, 
bringing a sense of exhilarating freshness and joy and freedom. 

Beyond the old stone wall, a winding lane leads through the fields 
to enter the cool greenness of a wood not far distant. A willow-bor- 
dered brook takes its foaming noisy course through the valley at the 

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foot of the meadow. On its farther bank a tumbled line of grey, moss- 
grown rocks encloses an old neglected orchard, beneath whose gnarled 
limbs the petals of the blossoms that have been, still strew the grass in 
a carpet of white. 

Beyond, stretch other wide meadows and pastures and woodlands 
while far away rise the misty morning hills. 

Tis noon. A drowsy hush rests over all. Not a sound breaks the 
noontide stillness save the subdued singing of the brook. Beneath the 
trees the sun-flecked shadows lie, cool spots amid the sea of warm sun- 

Faint breezes, mingling the scent of volets and sun-warmed grass 
with just the suggestion of fern and pine from yonder cool wood, drift 
across the meadows, bearing an intoxicating sense of dreamy unreality. 
Tiny grasshoppers hop about in the warm grass and now and then a 
yellow butterfly dances idly past. 

A languid breeze arises, sways the topmost branches of the wood 
and steals out across the fields. The sun passes the zenith. It is after- 

The shadows lengthen. The sunlight plays in long golden streaks 
across the meadow grass and steals in slanting streams into the dim 
green air of the wood. 

The sun sinks lingeringly below the. golden blue mist enfolding the 
hills and the radiance left behind, deepens and changes until a rosy glow 
covers the whole western sky and softly touches meadow grass and tree 
trunk and westward winding brooklet. 

The color fades. 

"Twilight falls from the wings of night, 
As a feather is wafted downward in its flight." 
Faint stars appear in the deep blue of the eastern sky. From the marsh 
below the brook comes the musical rythmic peeping of the frogs and the 
booming of the bigger ones. 

Slowly, silently it grows darker. A flutter of wings and a robin's 
soft chirrup among the dusky branches of an apple tree ! A whip-poor- 
will s weird call comes from out the shadows of the wood. The silvery 
notes of an oven thrush fall with startling sweetness on the clear air 
and from afar steels the note of a cuckoo. Day is done. 

G.M. D. '17 

The gir 
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at the end 
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bring the 
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were on i 
our pictu 

Miss Dumphy to Culver, '16 : — "What is the plural of bread and 

Culver : — "A sandwich." 

for playi 
there are 
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he grass in 


1 breaks the 
Beneath the 
f warm sun- 
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by unreality. 
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of the wood 
It is after- 

olden streaks 
into the dim 

enfolding the 
il a rosy glow 
(grass and tree 


rom the marsh 
frogs and the 

5 and a robin's 
A whip-poor- 
d. The silvery 
m the clear air 

M. D. '17 

al of bread and 


The girls' basket ball team made up of Jennie Gifford and Mever- 
ette Smith as forwards, Belle Bates and May Ryan guards and Amy 
Goodhue as center, with Jennie Gifford as captain and manager, has 
proven to the town that all the teams in the surrounding towns have to 
work hard to defeat them. 

The first game of this season was played with Smith School on 
their floor. Meverette Smith made some clean baskets and Amy Good- 
hue proved herself one of our best players. The result was a victory for 
W. H. S. with the score 22 — 21, which we thought a very good begin- 
ning for the season. 

However, our hopes were soon to be blighted. We went to East- 
hampton next. Their floor was very small and so very dark that we 
had to look twice to tell whether it was the ball that was coming or a 
stray bat. The result was a score of 21 — 1 in favor of Easthampton. 

However, our defeat by Easthampton daunted us but little and 
soon we had arranged for a game with the W. H. S. Alumnae. We 
played them at the Williamsburg Town Hall. Even thought the Alumnae 
had a Smith College girl for center, Amy Goodhue far outplayed her. 
Jennie Gifford proved herself a fine home and her good playing along 
Mev. Smith's brought the score up for W. H. S. and we were victorious. 

The last game of the season was played with Smith School on our 
floor. They brought their own referee and even though we had to pay 
her a small fortune for it, we wern't over pleased with her method of 
refereeing. Almost every second she called a foul on Burgy, so that 
at the end of the first half the score was 13 — 2 in favor ©f S. A. S. When 
the whistle blew for the second half we took our places determined to 
bring the score up and that is what we did. Smith School made two 
baskets but Burgy made more, and when "time" was called the score was 
17 — 16 in favor of S. A. S. However, with the score so near we were 
sure that every one would understand how much we could have done 
had we had a little more practice. 

Lest those who will remain in Burgy High should forget us who 
were on the team and will graduate this year we have decided to have 
our picture taken and hung in the Assembly Hall. 


The girls' Athletic Association has purchased the necessary articles 
for playing cricket and many of the girls like the game very much. As 
there are no other schools around here that play cricket the girls will 
not have the pleasure of defeating an opponent. 


Tennis is a favorite sport among the girls and also among some of 
the boys. Altho' the court is not a first class one, on every fine day it 
is duly occupied and much healthy exercise is gained. 

I was a timid boy 
So unsophisticated 

But I came to W. H. S. 
And soon got educated 

Tribute to Cicero 

Oh Cicero, what made you write 

To cause my greatest fears ? 
Though today's visions e'er so bright, 

They're turned next morn to tears. 

<^h would that you had thought it wise 

To use each shining hour 
To translate every bit by bit 

And so us art surprise. 

I fail on your orations three 

No matter how I strive ; 
And though it may be wrong of me 

I'm glad you're not alive. 

FAY R. PAGE, '17. 


The class of 1917 gave a reception to the Senior Class, in the As- 
sembly hall, May 12. The hall was trimmed with the Senior Class col- 
ors, purple and gold, and the platform was banked with laurel. Miss 
May Blinn furnished music. for the dancing which composed the greater 
part of the evening's entertainment. Refreshments of ice cream and 
wafers were served and the company dispersed at 12 o'clock. Evry one 
enjoyed a good time and the Juniors fell well repaid for their work. 

The comb 
burg Town H; 

Song— "The I 
Song — "Amici 
Song — "La Cz 
Song— "The D 


Song — "Come 
Recitation . . . 


Song— "Old Fc 
Song— "That I 


Song — "Good-n 

Song and Dane 

The concer 

The Debati 
Assembly Hall. 



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Belle Bate: 
Martin Du 
Roswell M 
Declamation .... 
Debate :- 
army and n; 
Clarence Lj 
Fay Page 
Jennie Kiel) 
Declamation .... 


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fine day it 

The combined (dee Clubs gave their annual concert in the Williams- 
burg Town Hall, May 26. The program was as follows : 

Song— "The Dance" Girls' Glee Club 

Song— "Amici" Boys' Quartette 

Song — "La Czarine" Combined Glee Clubs 

Song— "The Dinah Dolls" Girls' Quartette 

Solo Miss Katherine O'Brien 

Song — "Come ye Fairies" Girls' Glee Club 

Recitation Pearl Anderson 

Duet Ruth Brooks and Ruth Bramble 

Song— "Old Folks Medley" Girls' Glee Club 

Song— "That Umbrella Trick" Boys' Glee Club 

Solo . Miss O'Brien 

Song — "Good-night, Good-night, Beloved" Combined Glee Clubs 

Song and Dance — "The Gypsy Girls" 

The concert was followed by dancing until 12 o'clock, 

n the As- 
Class col- 
rel. Miss 
le greater 
ream and 

Evry one 



The Debating Society held their first open meeting May 1, in the 
Assembly Hall. The program was as follows : 

Song Girls' Glee Club 

Solo Ruth Brooks 

Debate. — Resolved, that the country offers more oppor- 
tunities for all-around success than the City. 

Affirmative Negative 

Belle Bates Phillip Purrington 

Martin Dumphy Mabel Wells 

Roswell Merritt May Ryan 

Declamation Lydia Wade 

Debate : — Resolved, t hat this country ought to have a larger 
army and navy. 

Afirmative Negative 
Clarence Larkin Pearl Anderson 
Fay Page Carl Hemenway 
Jennie Kiely Meverette Smith 
Declamation Kenneth Nash 


Declamation Rachael Hemenway 

Judges for the First Debate 

Mr. George Warner Mr. H. A. Smith Mrs. Moore 

Judges for the Second Debate 
Mr. Pierpont Miss Fitch Mrs. Pierpont 

The first debate was won by the afhirmative and the second one by 

the negative. 

The second open Debating Society meeting was held Monday ev- 
ening, June 5. The program was as follows: 

Song Girls' Glee Club 

Solo Belle Bates 

Recitation Evelyn Bisbee 

Debate : — Resolved, that the railroads in the United States 
should be owned by the Federal Government. 

Affirmative Negative 

Roswell Merritt Rachael Hemenway 

Fay Page Lydia Wade 

Song Boys' Glee Club 

Song — "We are Marching On" Combined Glee Clubs 

The debate was won by the affirmative. 


The following honors for Graduation have been given out : 

Valedictorian Jennie Kiely 

Salutatorian May Benoit 

Class Prophetess Dorothy Rhoades 

Class Historian Ruth Brooks 

Prophet on Prophetess Clarence Larkin 

Special High School Course 

Valedictorian Kenneth Nash 

Salutation Jennie Gifford 

Class Prophetess Tressa Dobbs 

Prophetess on Prophetess May Ryan 

Class Historian Philip Purrington 

There was a short struggle between Japan and America (Japan be- 
ing represented by Kenneth Damon, known as Gauk, and U. S. by Ted 
Dolan). This struggle took place on Reverend Mr. Pierpont's lawn. 
All Americans are glad to announce that Japan was so beaten that it 
was forced to flee home. 

The people o 
wishes to decide 
her school-days a1 
with pleasure, in 
Then she may de' 

"Say, Ma, ki 

"Edwardo, w 
the next room. 

"Gee, I've foi 

"Well, 1 tolc 
hear you say 'gee 
mat before you a 

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Ma, Mike, he wai 
excited questions 

"Young man 
you. You have g 
and you are to pi 
neck tie. 

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"Edwardo Pe 
hat? Just after I 
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provoked mother, 
share of cold ere; 
room and stay th 

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mg pitifully. It's 
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and asked him wl 

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"Gee, ma, it sme 

The baseball 
ces finally, in the 

Rachael Hemenway 

Mrs. Moore 

trs. Pierpont 
the second one by 

3 held Monday ev- 

. Girls' Glee Club 

Belle Bates 

. . . Evelyn Bisbee 

United States 




. Boys' Glee Club 

nbined Glee Clubs 

given out : 

Jennie Kiely 

May Benoit 

. Dorothy Rhoades 

Ruth Brooks 

. Clarence Larkin 

. . . Kenneth Nash 
. . . Jennie Gifford 
. . . Tressa Dobbs 

May Ryan 

Philip Purrington 

Lmerica (Japan be- 
, and U. S. by Ted 
-. Pierpont's lawn. 
5 so beaten that it 

The people of Williamsburg wish to advise Jennie Gifford when she 
wishes to decide what her future occupation will be, to look back upon 
her school-days at W. H. S. and remember how she learned to shoot fouls 
with pleasure, in the many basket-ball games in which she took part. 
Then she may decide to start a chicken ranch. 


"Say, Ma, kin I ." 

"Edwardo, what did I tell you about addressing me?" came from 
the next room. 

"Gee, I've forgotten," came the surprised answer. 

"Well, I told you to say please mother may I, and don't let me 
hear you say 'gee' any more, and don't forget to wipe your feet on the 
mat before you come in," came the querulous answer. 

"Well, please mother, may I go over to Mike's house? And say, 
Ma, Mike, he wants to know, kin I go in swimmin' with him," came the 
excited questions. 

"Young man, come in here immediately. I have something to tell 
you. You have got to go to the station and meet your Uncle Ephriham, 
and you are to put on your high collar and red, white and black striped 
neck tie. 

"Ah, gee," he said as he entered the room, "can't a fellow have — " 

"Edwardo Percival Mortimier Jones, what have you done with your 
hat? Just after I get all the freckles off your nose you go and get sun 
urned. I don't see any use trying to make you look nice !" said his 
provoked mother, "but you mark my words, young man, you'll get your 
share of cold cream tonight, and don't forget it. Now you go to your 
room and stay there till I call again." 

Soon after Edwardo left the room a cat came down the stairs mew- 
ing pitifully. It's sides were all plastered down with something shiny, 
but what, Edwardo's mother could not guess. Then she called her son 
and asked him what it was. 

Leaning down he touched the cat, then smelling his fingers he said, 
"Gee, ma, it smells like cold cream !" 



The baseball team after its usual worry about financial circumstan- 
ces finally, in the early part of the spring, arranged for an entertainment 


and dance. The result of this affair was fully as successful as expected. 
This gave us an encouraging start and as soon as the water in right field 
was reasonably shallow., we started in to practice. After a couple of 
nights of good practice, we opened the season with Smith Agricultural 
School April 21, on their grounds. After making them place three 
pitchers on the slab, we were able to bring home an easy victory, win- 
ning by a score of 19 — 10. The farmer lassies were there strong, waiting 
to cheer the Aggie boys, but their opportunities were few. Cogswell, of 
the Aggies, on the coaching line, while kidding some of our players, lost 
sight of the ball and Larkin threw to Culver and got Cogswell's man out 
off of first. Such things as this caused dead silence among the home 

Our next struggle occurred with Amherst. They were to come to 
Burgy April 29, but as right field was yet a dangerous place to bring 
visitors, we decided to have the game in Haydenville. This game was 
on Saturday and many intimate friends of the players were at hand. 
Their presence caused stage fright to some and O'Brien on shortstop, 
refused to even look up at a high fly. And so, with two men on and two 
out, this gave the visitors a real gift of two runs. Nevertheless, we 
played a tight game and kept close to them all the way, finishing with 
a defeat of 6 — o. Instead of being discouraged by our defeat we were 
really encouraged for we thought we had no chance at all with them. 

Our next game was on May 3 with Hopkins. This was the first 
game played on the Nash field and we were glad to have them as our 
guests, not because we thought we could beat them, but merely bcause 
we liked their company. They were a little afraid of us and wanted to 
know if Murphy pitched the day we played Amherst. The game ran 
along smoothly and quite comfortably for us and we came out on top 
with a score of 9 — 1. 

We changed the date of our next game so that we could go over to 
Hopkins the next week on May 9. This was quite an interesting game 
for us for we scored 19 runs to their 4. Although there was a great deal 
of hitting the heavy hitters did very little this day. But while they 
were watching the big ones the smaller members sneaked in. enough hits 
to make our lead quite comfortable. Ted Dolan played a great game at 
second, getting tv/o assists and one put-out in one inning. "Bolly" 
Ryan, when cornered between third and home, gave the big pitcher an 
awful chase back to third, and as soon as he landed safely on the bag, 
the pitcher tore up behind him and fell over him. Although Bolly was 
lucky here the third sack proved to be Culver's Waterloo. He was on 
second and the ball was hit ; Culver reached third all right, but stumbled 
over the bag and his long reach was of no avail, for he was tagged out 

before he could 
three bases, he 
returned to its 

For our ne 
of the girls had 
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was because m 
that we lost b\ 
our men crosse 
too much of a 
when they star 
to keep comint 
had us 8 — 5. 
left center past 
slammed it aga 
of the bases wi 
to their rally b 
a hot liner ba< 
None of our m 
dash for the gc 
put O'Brien in 
his finger hit d 
on the bases : 
pitcher stod in 

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field, but we fi 
After the first 
they would gra 
But we then bt 
ing so scattere 
though we hit 
Murphy. We 
the M. A. C. s 
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We had ot 
liberally mingl 
the umpires. 1 
played a slug£ 
could only get 
his own game i 
and we easily : 

We have 
first one comes 
the Alumni oi 

ssful as expected, 
-ater in right field 
\fter a couple of 
aiith Agricultural 
them place three 
:asy victory, win- 
re strong, waiting 
ew. Cogswell, of 
f our players, lost 
Dgswell's man out 
among the home 

were to come to 

us place to bring 

This game was 

;rs were at hand. 

rien on shortstop, 

o men on and two 

Nevertheless, we 

ay, finishing with 

ir defeat we were 

at all with them. 

This was the first 
have them as our 

but merely bcause 
us and wanted to 

it. The game ran 

i came out on top 

e could go over to 

a interesting game 

re was a great deal 

. But while they 

ked in enough hits 

ed a great game at 

2 inning. "Bolly" 

the big pitcher an 

safely on the bag, 

Jthough Bolly was 

terloo. He was on 

right, but stumbled 

he was tagged out 


before he could regain the bag. Again when lie laced a hit out, good for 
three bases, he met his fate while approaching third, for the ball had 
returned to its sender and he was called out. 

For our next game we went to Easthampton on Maj 7 18. As some 
of the girls had formed a custom of accompanying us on this trip, seven 
or eight of them did their part in maintaining the custom. We hope it 
was because more of them didn't come rather than because they came, 
that we lost by a close score of 3 — ?. We started the game and five of 
our men crossed the plate in the first inning. We now fear that this was 
too much of a good start, for, we got a little too much confidence and 
when thev started to come in the fifth, we could see that they were going 
to keep coming. They did keep coming and by the eighth inning they 
had us 8 — 5. In this inning Connelly of E. H. S. hit a bingle out into 
left center past a set of goal posts. Goodwin chased it, picked it up and 
slammed it against the goal post, while Connelly made a complete circuit 
of the bases with two men ahead of him. O'Brien on short, put an end 
to their rally by his spectacular catch. He jumped in the air and caught 
a hot liner back-hand. We now came in for our last chance to win. 
None of our men had scored since the first inning. We made one more 
dash for the goal and after we had scored 2 runs, and with two out, we 
put O'Brien in to bat for Graves, but he failed to come across, getting 
his finger hit during the process of striking out. Dunphy did fast work 
on the bases and in the first inning stole second and third while the 
pitcher stod in his box with the ball. 

We played Amherst High May 24. It took us some time to find the 
field, but we finally landed at the M. A. C. grounds ready for business. 
After the first inning they had us by three runs and we thought that 
they would gradually run up their side of the score far beyond our reach. 
But we then began to show signs of life. But on account of our hits be- 
ing so scattered we were able to score only three runs to their five, al- 
though we hit their pitcher much harder than they were able to hit 
Murphy. We were allowed a few intermissions during the game, while 
the M. A. C. soldiers invaded the diamond on their march, ^'-.e game 
was a good one and its interest to us was not marred by defeat. 

We had our next game with Smith School May 31. This game was 
liberally mingled with protests from the other side against decisions of 
the umpires. To satisfy our guests we used three different umpires. We 
played a slugging game and hit their pitcher for 16 hits, while they 
could only get four poor hits off of Murphy. Murphy helped to win 
his own game with two doubles and two singles. Everyone hit Cogswell 
and we easily scored 12 runs while they could get but two runs. 

We have two more home games scheduled for this season. The 
first one comes June 19 with E. H. S., and our last game is to be against 
the Alumni on June 2S 


The Tenth Legion 
When Caesar was in Italy 
In the sunny Apennines ; 
There rose a fierce rebellion, 

From North and colder climes 
It rose in warlike Belgium 

And that is just the reason 
Why Caesar hastened to that place 
With his faithful old tenth legion. 

An eccentric old bachelor was sitting in a large armed chair over- 
looking the City square. 

The ^eason for watching the city square was to see the many wo- 
men walking back and forth with erect bearings and pround miens. This 
was their day, to be sure. Every woman wore white and yellow banners 
floating conspicuously in the breeze and here and there were large ban- 
ners with the words "Votes for Women," "Down With Oppression" and 
many others emblazoned thereon. 

As Mr. Jones watched them he was thinking of his supper and what 
he could scrape together, because his cook and all his maids had gone to 
help along this wonderful cause by their presence. A feeling of enmity 
(that was always there) rambled in his heart as he poured forth his 
bitter lamentations to himself. 

Finally with a set look upon his face he started off down the street 
to see if he couldn't bribe some women to get his supper or still better 
he would get it at a boarding house. 

He went by a back street to the boarding house and rapped. Of 
course he received no answer ; this house was owned and run by three 
elderly spinsters, who at this moment were upon "stumps" in different 
places putting forth, in inflamed words, the cruel deeds of mankind. 

With another frown added to his already befrowned face, Mr. Jones 
started along towards the square. 

One woman, younger and prettier than the rest, was tired of carry- 
ing her heavy ensign and accordingly welcomed the sight of a portly man 
who looked as if he would carry her banner. With her welcoming 
thoughts she hurried towards him, thrust the banner into his hands and 
with a word of thanks hurried away. 

The bachelor could do nothing but stand and stare at the woman, 
who was so audacious as to do as bold a thing as that (to him) seemed. 
Before he had time to settle his brain after the great upheaval, sev- 
eral women had surrounded him and in the next instant he had signed a 
card promising to help in every way, "The Great and Just Cause of 



Women Suffrag 


For tr. 


Each ; 

The Freshie 
the English peri 
Teacher : — "■'. 
except your En§ 
Goodwin, '11 
Mr.L arkin t 
Roswell :— "j 
Mr. Larkin:- 

Your officers 
23, 1916. The bu 
\n effort will b( 
:ouldn't attend t 
lo so on account 
Varsity ball gam 
o'clock, June 23, 
Larkin, Robert I 
Jorgensen, Chest 
Purrington, Aldt 
others will be on 
our "smoke king 
fense. We can't 


'LAN '18 

med chair over- 

e the many wo- 
md miens. This 
I yellow banners 
were large ban- 
Dppression" and 

supper and what 
aids had gone to 
eeling of enmity 
poured forth his 

down the street 
>er or still better 

and rapped. Of 
md run by three 
ups" in different 
s of mankind, 
d face, Mr. Jones 

as tired of carry- 
it of a portly man 
i her welcoming 
lto his hands and 

re at the woman, 
(to him) seemed, 
aat upheaval, sev- 
lt he had signed a 
nd Just Cause of 



Women Suffrage.-' M. R. SMITH T8. 


Some of the Seniors are very happy, 
And the Juniors and Sophomores, too ; 

For the honors were given out today 
For the ones who had something to do. 

Many congratulations were given to the honored. 

Who, happy as happy could be, 
Each said, "I never expected 

That this could have happened to me !" 


The Freshies have got into the habit of studying Biology during 
the English period. 

Teacher : — "Now, remember, you cannot bring a book to this class 
except your English books." 

Goodwin, '19 : — "Can I bring my pocket book with me ?" 

Mr.L arkin to Roswell Merritt : — "Why are you late this morning?" 

Roswell : — "My watch was slow." 

Mr. Larkin : — "I guess the owner of the watch was slower." 


Your officers are making preparations for a big Alumni Night, June 

23, 1916. The business will be followed by an entertainment and dance. 

\n effort will be made to put on "Jumbo Jum" again for those who 

■ouldn't attend the first performance. It will be extremely difficult to 

lo so on account of the usual rush during the graduation rehearsals. 

Arrangements are also being made to stage our first Alumni vs. 
Varsity ball game. This game will lbe played on the Nash Field at 3 
o'clock, June 23, 1916. Such famous old timers as J. J. Larkin, P. P. 
Larkin, Robert Purrington, and later Alumni — James Dolan, Roswell 
Jorgensen, Chester Jorgensen, Leonard Walpole, Fred Smiley, Donald 
Purrington, Alden Purrington, George Dolan, Edward Loomis and 
others will be on hand to try to check our midget ball heroes. Murphy, 
our "smoke king" and Larkin as catcher will present a formidable de- 
fense. We can't imagine anyone brave enough to be umpire. 

The Officers of the Alumni 

President, Edward Loomis 
Vice President, Myra Hill 
Secretary, Grace M. Larkin 
Treasurer, Roswell Jorgensen 


Executive Committee 
Edward Loomis 
Edward P. Larkin, 
Nellie Dolan 
Grace M. Larkin 
Roswell Jorgensen 
Leila Hyde 
Mildred Pierpont 
Anna T. Dunphy 
Myra Hill 



As it would be a difficult task to give an account of the many and 
varied 'doings' of the Alumni, it seems best to begin with the class of 
1915, the last class to be graduated before the first issue of the new school 
paper, "The Unquomonk." 

The members of that class are scattered as follows : 

Lula Bisbee and Laura Bisbee are attending Smith College. 

Hazel Damon is attending Fitchburg Normal School and is a mem- 
ber of the basket ball team. She has been elected captain of the team 
for the coming year. 

Chester jorgensen is a clerk at the Haydenville Savings Bank. 

Sarah Pierpont is attending the New Haven Normal School of Gym- 
nastics and is a member of the school orchestra. "There's music in the 

Leonard Walpole is a clerk at W. J. Sheehan's in Haydenville. And 
a competent clerk is he. 

Evelyn Nash and Myra Goodhue are students at Westfield Normal 

Gladys Wells is staying at home, and learning the dress-making 
trade. A stitch in time saves the rent. 

Esther Purrington has been attending Capen School at Northamp- 
ton for the last year. 

Fred Smiley is working in a tannery at Port Allegheny, Penn. 
A Few Notes of Interest About Other Alumni 

James Dolan '13, has recently been appointed assistant superinten- 
dent of the Construction Company in Paterson, N. J. 

Elizabeth Moore '13, has been elected to the first team in Cricket 
at Smith College. She is also a member of the Vox Club. 

Hazel Alexander '05, has returned to Forbes Library, Northampton, 
having completed a course in library work at Columbia University, N. Y. 

Marion Dai 
vester ex. -'08, w 
Mrs. Sylvester 

Roswell Jor 
cepted a positio 
gensen is "takin 

Sophie Dam 
in June, and Ha 
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th the class of 
the new school 

and is a mem- 
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vings Bank. 
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i's music in the 

ydenville. And 

estfield Normal 

e dress-making 

1 at Northamp- 

^heny, Penn. 


tant superinten- 

team in Cricket 


r, Northampton, 

Jniversity, N. Y. 


Marion Damon '08, a graduate of Smith College, and Raymond Syl- 
vester ex.-'08, were married at the home of the bride June 6. Mr. and 
Mrs. Sylvester will make their home on South Street. 

Roswell Jorgensen '13, treasurer of the Alumni Association, has ac- 
cepted a position in Springfield, Vt. During his absence Chester Jor- 
gensen is "taking the money." 

Sophie Damon '1-1, will be graduated from Fitchburg Normal School 
in June, and Harriet Hamilton '12 will also complete her course at Coe 
College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 



Up in Williamsburg she have one grand school, 

I think it's best of all. 
They have some boy up there too 

That like to play the ball. 

I gonna told you about a game 

I saw play over there on Hadley 
The Hopkin boy make lots of noise 

But they were beat so badly. 

Gee whiz, how Culver swat that ball, 

I never see before. 
He take one base, two base, 

But he want just one more. 

He start for three like one big deer, 

I guess his leg she's got the gout. 
The fielder throw the ball on top his ear t 

The umpire say "She's out." 

Dunphy, she's pretty good too. 

Gee, how he like to roam. 
He take the one base, two base, three base, 

And then he steal his home. 

Ted Dolan he play the second base 

Like the spider he catch the fly, 
And the smile she cover half his face 

When he see the batter die. 


Murphy she's the pitcher 

I think she's best of all. 
The feet hang down upon his neck 

When he throws the cork-screw ball 

When I get back to Canada 

I will tell my Phelix the same — 
Goodbye to you my dear, best friends, 

I'm glad you won the game. 


Jumbo-Jum, a farce in one act, was given in the Town Hall, April 
for the benefit of the Boys' Athletic Association. The players all took 
their parts excellently and everyone felt repaid for attending. The cast 
was as follows : 

Jumbo-Jum Thomas Wells 

Mr. Gobbleton Carl Hemenway 

Mrs. Gobbleton Rachel Hemenway 

Henry Merville Clarence Larkin 

Adalaid Ruth Brooks 

Lawyer Cheetum Henry Pritchard 

Hannah Filkins Pearl Anderson 


If you should ask the Indians what made the winter so cold, they 
might tell you this story : 

"Many years ago, when the world was still new, the seasons were all 
of the same climate, the winter was the same as the summer and the 
spring as the fall, a son of Mother Nature came on earth whose name was 

"It was early in the year when this new son came, and the fields 
were brown. Every day he grew bigger and stronger, and as he be- 
came so, the trees began to show leaves, the grass to grow tall and green 
and the sun shone brightly. The weather was warm and fair and all who 
were alive wondered at the change. These months were called "Spring" 
because all nature seemed to spring to life. 

"Then Temperature became gay and jolly. He made the sun shine 
brightly and it ripened the fruits. Everything was bright for three 
months and Nature named those months "Summer." 

"Then more doleful days came. Temperature was getting old and 
sad. Often times he was so very sad that he caused the clouds to cover 

the sun and ma 
was happier an 
with their work 

"Near the e 
ordered him to j 
slightly with his 

"The summ 
weather elves, 2 

"The King 
froze a crust oyt 
self feel rather 1 
who covered th« 
ing for the plan 
ture. They froz 

"But in the 
gained power a£ 
has done this e\ 

This— the I 

Miss Dunpl 
process of diges 

Graves '19 :- 
mouth, it passes 

Mary Smile 
more because he 
from the editor 
or a cupid's arrc 

Freshy, to 
world next to a 
Warner T6 

Dear Teacher :- 

Please excu 

fell into the mut 


Hall, April 
>layers all took 
ling. The cast 

Thomas Wells 
arl Hemenway 
:hel Hemenway 
Clarence Larkin 
. . Ruth Brooks 
lenry Pritchard 
Pearl Anderson 

er so cold, they 

seasons were all 
summer and the 
whose name was 

e, and the fields 
:, and as he be- 
»w tall and green 
. fair and all who 
t called "Spring" 

de the sun shine 
bright for three 

the sun and made the rain come down in torrents. But some days he 
was happier and then he made the sun shine and the people went on 
with their work. 

"Near the end of three months, Temperature called Jack Frost and 
ordered him to paint the leaves red and gold and to paint window panes 
slightly with his silver paint. These months were called "Autumn." 

"The summer had been very warm and it was now that the cold 
weather elves, anxious to get busy, wrought their mischief. 

"The King of the Winds sent the North Wind and his helpers and 
froze a crust over the brooks and lakes and made Old Temperature him- 
self feel rather chilly. Then the Snow King sent his little white elves 
who covered the ground completely and made a beautiful white cover- 
ing for the plants. The cold and the snow then transformed Tempera- 
ture. They froze a beard onto his chin and turned his hair white also. 

"But in the spring, when the power of the cold elves subsided, he 
gained power again, renewed his youth, and came out in great joy. He 
has done this every spring since then and reigns to this day on earth." 

This— the Indians believe — is the reason why the winter is so cold. 

Miss Dunphy to Murray Graves '19, in Biology : — "Tell about the 
process of digestion. 

Graves '19 : — "Well, when the food is thoroughly masqueraded in the 
mouth, it passes to the gullet." 

Mary Smiley does not want a certain young man to go hunting any- 
more because he is such a dear she is afraid that he will be shot. (A note 
from the editor wishes to know whether she fears a sportsman's bullet 
or a cupid's arrow.) 

Freshy, to Warner '16 : — "What is the most nervous thing in the 
world next to a girl. 

Warner '16 :— "Me next a girl." 

Dear Teacher : — 

Please excuse Tommy Wells from school yesterday afternoon as he 
fell into the mud. By doing the same you will greatly oblige his mother. 


> getting old and 
e clouds to cover 



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the iron law of supply and demand. When choosing one's life work 1he wise 
and farseeing man will not fail to reckon with a principle so vital. 

Education alone does not insure even a comfortable livelihood today. 
All the professions are overcrowded — and therefore underpaid. 

Modern business, however, does offer unusual returns to industry — but 
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''too many stenographers" — there are not enough, while in the literally hun- 
dreds of other lines that require business training it is almost impossible to 
find those competent to fill them. 

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